I have trouble with the archiving of this page. If you know how this is supposed to work these days, I'd appreciate a review of my setup, and fixes as necessary. Thanks! Daniel Mietchen (talk) 13:53, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

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WikiProject India Newsletter #6Edit

Hi Daniel Mietchen,

Happy New Year 2021!

You are receiving this message as you are one of the participants of WikiProject India on Wikidata and/or a subscriber of the Wikidata India newsletter. You can find our sixth issue of the quarterly newsletter here, where you can get a quick overview of the Wikidata activities related to India over the last 3 months. If you do not want to receive this kind of notification further, you can remove your username from here.

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Hi Daniel,

I am currently working on a project to create the links between the 26 million Wikidata element with a DOI and their Altmetric ID (P5530). I am about to contact Altmetric to get their approval (their API is limited to 1 request per second and does not allow extraction like I want to perform), and since you've imported most of the scientific papers on Wikidata, I was wondering if you would have any comment or suggestion about this initiative.

Thanks, Dirac (talk) 19:51, 3 January 2021 (UTC)

@Dirac: Thanks for working on this, and your notes are great. I would certainly like to see closer integration with Altmetric, but not sure what their take on this is. In terms of suggestions, a simple one would be to use Underestimating the Challenges of Avoiding a Ghastly Future (Q105082215) as an example. More complex ones would require some more digging on my end — not sure when that may happen. There are also questions I would have for them, e.g. I would be interested in whether and how they are using Wikidata, how many Wikipedia languages they are covering now (I think they had a time with English only, then about a dozen languages, but I haven't looked into this lately, so there may well be more) and whether they pick up anything from Wikimedia Commons or other Wikimedia sites. --Daniel Mietchen (talk) 04:18, 31 January 2021 (UTC)
@Daniel Mietchen: I received an answer from Altmetric that might change the way we use this metric. I've posted the answer, and my proposal to fix this, on the Almetric ID talk page. Feel free to jump in and give your opinion. And now that I have a contact that is answering my emails, I will ask them your questions about the usage the do of Wikipedia/Wikidata. Thanks, Dirac (talk) 18:53, 1 February 2021 (UTC)


You created चिलतन/چلتن (L2927). I pinged you on its talk page, but I see that you do not respond to pings. What is that lexeme supposed to mean (if you added a sense, what would it be)? Mahir256 (talk) 22:44, 27 January 2021 (UTC)

@Mahir256: I see this as a spelling variant of "چلتن". I have seen both (across several languages) in reference to the story of the fourty beings that has been told in the region in many variants and who have quite a few things named after them, e.g. Koh-i-Chiltan (Q6425850). The best published description I am aware of is here, transliterated into Чилтан (L226820), which is the spelling most familiar to me, since my exposure to variants of this story has been mostly through Tadjik, Uzbek and Russian sources. --Daniel Mietchen (talk) 04:05, 31 January 2021 (UTC)

Wikimedians for Sustainable Development - January 2021 NewsletterEdit

This is our fourteenth newsletter, covering January 2021. This issue has news related to SDGs 1, 3, 4, 5, 10, 13 and 15 .


  • Online user group meeting February 7 (SDG all) [1]
  • Online user group meeting February 21 (SDG all) [1]
  • Wikimedia Strategy Follow-up calls: Alignment with environmental sustainability February 7 (SDG 13) [10]
  • Wikimedia Strategy Follow-up calls: Identify Topics for Impact February 5 (SDG all) [23]


  • Ongoing: The 'Climate Translation Project' (SDG 13) [2]


  • The Vaccine Safety Project on Wikipedia (SDG 3) [3]
  • Wiki for COVID-19: 2020, the year of Information (SDG 3) [6]
  • One Page At A Time, Jess Wade Is Changing Wikipedia (SDG 5) [18]
  • The Women of Wikipedia Are Writing Themselves Into History (SDG 5) [19]


  • Building a biological knowledge graph via Wikidata with a focus on the Human Cell Atlas (SDG 3) [7]
  • Open Wikipedia Dataset on COVID-19 from IBS Data Science Group (SDG 3) [8]
  • A protocol for adding knowledge to Wikidata: aligning resources on human coronaviruses (SDG 3) [9]
  • Wikipedia, The Free Online Medical Encyclopedia Anyone Can Plagiarize: Time to Address Wiki-Plagiarism (SDG 3) [20]
  • Multilingual Contextual Affective Analysis of LGBT People Portrayals in Wikipedia (SDG 10) [21]
  • Wikipedia as OER: the "Learning with Wikipedia" (SDG 4) [22]

New Wikidata properties

  • derived from organism type (SDG 15) [14]
  • number of aid beneficiaries (SDG all) [15]
  • Australian Fungi ID (SDG 15) [16]
  • Red Cross FDRS ID (SDG 3) [17]

New Wikidata query examples

  • Number of people who have died, or been diagnosed, of COVID-19, grouped by occupation (SDG 3) [4]
  • Map of gram panchayats in Kerala by literacy rate in 2001 (SDG 4) [5]
  • Map of Kolkata wards by number of schools (SDG 4) [11]
  • Red Cross and Red Crescent societies (SDG 3) [12]
  • Mangifera species and mango cultivars (SDG 1) [13]


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[WMF Board of Trustees - Call for feedback: Community Board seats] Meetings with the Wikidata communityEdit

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is organizing a call for feedback about community selection processes between February 1 and March 14. While the Wikimedia Foundation and the movement have grown about five times in the past ten years, the Board’s structure and processes have remained basically the same. As the Board is designed today, we have a problem of capacity, performance, and lack of representation of the movement’s diversity. Our current processes to select individual volunteer and affiliate seats have some limitations. Direct elections tend to favor candidates from the leading language communities, regardless of how relevant their skills and experience might be in serving as a Board member, or contributing to the ability of the Board to perform its specific responsibilities. It is also a fact that the current processes have favored volunteers from North America and Western Europe. In the upcoming months, we need to renew three community seats and appoint three more community members in the new seats. This call for feedback is to see what processes can we all collaboratively design to promote and choose candidates that represent our movement and are prepared with the experience, skills, and insight to perform as trustees?

In this regard, two rounds of feedback meetings are being hosted to collect feedback from the Wikidata community. Two rounds are being hosted with the same agenda, to accomodate people from various time zones across the globe. We will be discussing ideas proposed by the Board and the community to address the above mentioned problems. Please sign-up according to whatever is most comfortable to you. You are welcome to participate in both as well!

Also, please share this with other volunteers who might be interested in this. Let me know if you have any questions. KCVelaga (WMF), 14:32, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #457Edit

Wikimedians for Sustainable Development - February 2021 NewsletterEdit

This is our fifteenth newsletter, covering February 2021. This issue has news related to SDGs 3, 5, 12, 13, 15 and 16.


  • Online user group meeting March 7 (SDG all) [1]
  • Online user group meeting March 21 (SDG all) [1]
  • Past: Online user group meeting February 7 (SDG all) [5]
  • Past: Online user group meeting February 21 (SDG all) [6]


  • Ongoing: The 'Climate Translation Project' (SDG 13) [2]
  • Upcoming: Wikigap - many events over the entire month of March (SDG 5) [12]
  • Upcoming: Mozilla festival: What has the Wikimedia movement to do with sustainability? March 10 (SDG all) [22]
  • Wikimeet India lightning talk: An update from the Sustainability Initiative (video recording) (SDG 13) [9]


  • Building a sustainable Wikipedia (podcast) (SDG all) [3]
  • Wikipedia-samarbete mellan klimatforskare och gymnasieelever (in Swedish. English title: Wikipedia collaboration between climate scientists and college students) (SDG 13) [4]
  • Wikipedia’s Sprawling, Awe-Inspiring Coverage of the Pandemic (SDG 3) [10]
  • Podcast: Sustainababble #205 Wikipedia (SDG all) [21]

Grant proposals
Help by discussing and reviewing these proposals

  • Expanding the Wikimedia movement in Peru with a focus on ecology, culture and gender (SDG 5 and 15) [8]
  • Wiki’s global goals (SDG all) [18]
  • Wiki meets Sustainable Fashion (SDG 12) [19]


  • Wikipedia Weekly Network - Live editing Wikipedia: Biodiversity edition #1 (SDG 15) [11]
  • COVID-19 coverage on Wikidata (SDG 3) [20]

New WikiProjects

  • Wikiproyecto:Cambio climático (SDG 13) [7]
  • WikiProject Brazilian Laws (SDG 16) [15]

Featured content

  • Featured article: Smooth newt (SDG 15) [23]

New Wikidata properties

  • number of vaccinations (SDG 3) [13]
  • Open Tree of Life ID (SDG 15) [17]

New Wikidata query examples

  • Endemic birds in a place located in France (SDG 15) [14]
  • Most specific taxon that includes two given species (SDG 15) [16]


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